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Pretty Pink Posh – Blog Hop Day 3

Hello crafty friends! I am over the moon to share that I’m guest designing with Pretty Pink Posh for their amazing September release! This is day 3 of the blog hop celebrating the release. Be sure to comment, hop along and go back to the first two days to comment and increase your chances of winning too!!!

Okay, let’s get on to the fun card I have to share with you! I had so much fun creating this one and I hope you love it too!

I started by stamping and coloring images from Mouse Friends and Fall Envelopes and colored everything with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and started working on my design. First I thought I would scatter the small images all over the background that wasn’t working so I created a blended panel with distress oxides instead.

I started with an A2 panel and distress oxide in aged mahogany, ripe persimmon and wild honey. Then I added the foliage stencil from the Layered Foliage stencil set and inked it up again. The color difference wasn’t enough so I place it back down and used white pigment ink over the top instead. I love the faint leaves this gave.

Next, I cut the largest Scalloped Circle from white cardstock and glued it off the edge of the panel and the started adding my images with foam squares and liquid glue. I trimmed the circle hanging over the edge and then decided to trim the panel down on the other sides to 4×5.25 inches. I popped the panel up on a white card base with foam tape. Then I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Fall Envelopes, cutting it out with the coordinating banner die and popped it up on a foam strip.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to various things like acorn tops, the berry and cheese spots, along with the mouse’s nose and sunflower center. Then I glued down a scattering of the new Sunset Orange pearls.

Isn’t this card so fun and sweet!?! I love the images with that sentiment. Sharing gratitude is so wonderful and always makes people smile. We don’t do it enough.

Products used today:
Mouse Friends stamps and dies
Fall Envelopes stamps and dies
Scalloped Circles dies
Layered Foliage stencils
Sunset Orange pearls
Foam tape
Liquid glue
Glossy accents
Distress Oxide – aged mahogany, ripe persimmon, wild honey
Embossing & Watermark Ink
Frosting embossing Powder
Magic Anti-static Brush

BLOG HOP DAY 3

Pretty Pink Posh blog 
Amy Rysavy
Dana Kirby
Lindsey Larsen
Melody Rupple
Amanda Wilcox ***YOU ARE HERE***
Carly Minner
Lisa Mears

There are 3 $30 gift certificates up for grabs to the Pretty Pink Posh shop. One for each day of the hop. Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 9/21/2022. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – Wicked Halloween

Happy Thursday everyone! The week is chugging along and I’m back with another fun Miss Ink Stamps card today. I realized I hadn’t used the awesome Feline Spooky stamp set yet this year so I just had to pull it out and remedy that problem right away.

I stamped and colored the single cat from the set with copic markers and used the scan-n-cut to cut it out. Then I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and used a sentiment banner to cut that out too.

Next, I cut down a piece of light orange cardstock and centered the Halloween Mandala stencil on it. I inked it up with black ink making a point to be messy with my light and dark areas. I love the way it looks.

After that, I taped down just the border stencil from Ins & Outs Marquis and spread Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through it. I set the panel aside to dry and heated up the laminator. This little bit of gel doesn’t take long so they were ready close to the same time. I placed the panel in a Craft & Carrier sheet with Peach Princess deco foil and ran it through the laminator.

Last, I just added foam squares to my cat and sentiment banner and popped them in place. I used liquid glue to adhere the whole panel to a white card base and my card is all finished.

Isn’t it spooky fun!?!? I think so and I really love the foiled border. It’s really cool when it tilts in the light.

Products used today:
Feline Spooky stamps
Ins & Outs: Marquis stencil
Halloween Mandala stencil
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Deco Foil transfer sheet – peach princess
Stencil pal
Foam squares
Liquid glue

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main – September Release Sneak Peek

Welcome friends! Today I am on the Pink & Main blog with a sneak peek of the upcoming release and it’s sooooooo cute!!! They knocked it out of the park again and I had a blast creating today’s card.

I stamped and colored images from the upcoming Christmas Squares set with my copic markers on pre-cut cardstock squares. Then I used one of the new Mini Squares dies to add frames around each one. Aren’t those little polaroids just the cutest ever?!?

For my background, I ink blended a panel with distress oxide in salvaged patina and evergreen bough, then I spritzed it with water and adhered it to a card base. Next, I used Stop Sign and white cardstock to cut the Plaid cover plates and adhered them with EZ Squeeze liquid glue.

After adding the photos to the design, I snagged a fun sentiment from the upcoming Pine Boughs set, stamped and heat embossed it, then used the coordinating die to cut it out. I added it with liquid glue as well.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents and stardust Stickles to something on each image. I love the added interest and fun this gives the images.

I really can’t wait for you to see the rest of the release! You’re going to absolutely love it all!

Products used today:
Christmas Squares stamps
Mini Squares dies
Pine Boughs stamps and dies

Plaid Cover Plate dies
Stop Sign cardstock
Embossing & Watermark Ink
Magic Anti-static Brush
Frosting embossing powder
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Distress Oxide Ink – salvaged patina and evergreen bough
Glossy accents
Stickles – stardust

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pretty Pink Posh – September Release Day

Hello everyone! Today is release day for the Pretty Pink Posh September release. This one is packed full of amazing fall products! You’ll definitely want to check it out. Today I’m celebrating with a simple die cut card featuring the new Grateful Script die and Fall Tree dies.

I started by doing some fun ink smooshing on a scrap of white cardstock to create variegated, textured pattern for my leaves. The biggest part of this small die set that I love is that the leaves are all one connected die so with each pass of your die cut machine you end up with a bundle of leaves. It’s perfect! Once I had a bundle of leaves, I die cut the tree trunk from brown cardstock and started playing around with placement of the leaves.

With a more solid idea in my head, I cut a piece of white cardstock down to 3.75×5 inches and inked the center with dark teal dye ink and a blending brush. Then I splattered just a little of the same ink across the panel. I used liquid glue to add the tree trunk and then all of the leaves.

Finally I cut the Grateful Script from white cardstock 3 times and adhered those together with liquid glue before adding them across the trunk of the tree. I added foam tape to the back of my panel and adhered it to an A2 size piece of brown cardstock. I used liquid glue to adhere this to a white card base and my card is all finished.

Be sure to check out the entire release over at the Pretty Pink Posh shop. It’s got such an amazing range of products and they’re all wonderful!

Products used today:
Fall Tree dies
Grateful Script die
Bearly Art liquid glue
Foam tape
Blending brush

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – CAS with Background Stamps, Just Roll With It

Hey friends! I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog today with a trio of super quick and awesome cards to share with you. This is a really fun way to use any of your large background stamps, no coloring but awesome colorful impact.

Here’s a quick look at the trio I made today. Now, these are all Halloween-ish color schemes when you look at them together but they don’t have to be, especially for this stamp set and the sentiments I chose. However, these colors are completely where my heart is right now so it was super fun to play with them!

Because of the height of the background stamp I was using, I masked off 3 1/2 inches down from the top on each of these panels. Then I blended the following two colors in distress oxide ink on each one:

seedless preserves and villainous potion
carved pumpkin and crackling campfire
twisted citron and forest moss

Then, I removed the mask and stamped the awesome toilet papered house from Roll With It on each one in black ink. I used VersaFine for this because it stamps detail wonderfully and sits on the oxide ink without getting chalky.

Once all of the houses were stamped, I came in with a different sentiment on each panel just below the masked line. Then I used the two toilet paper roll images in the set to add just a little something fun.

I feel like these inks take a moment to dry so I let them sit and then adhered each one to a white card base.

I wanted these cards for specific people but the process totally sparked my creative brain and I want to try the same technique with literally all of my awesome Miss Ink Stamps backgrounds. Wouldn’t this be an amazing, easy to mass produce, technique for your Christmas cards? Definitely stay tuned because those are coming!

Products used today:
Roll With It stamps
Distress Oxide Ink – seedless preserves, villainous potion, twisted citron, forest moss, carved pumpkin and crackling campfire
Bearly Arts liquid glue

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – Halloween Inspiration Week

This week Newton’s Nook Designs is getting ready for Halloween with a fun inspiration week! All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite Halloween products to get you in the mood for tricks and treats! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

I absolutely love Batty Newton so I couldn’t resist and excuse to pull him out and color him up again! I used my copics and then the coordinating dies to cut him plus a couple of the smaller bats from the set out.

For my background, I started with white cardstock and randomly ink blended distress oxide ink in ripe persimmon and wild honey all over it. I spritzed it with water and blotted it dry. Next, I took the Spooky Roundabout and repeat stamped it on my background with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it in white. Then I decided to add a little texture with white and black acrylic paint splatters.

When the panel was dry, I used the largest Framework die to cut it out and popped it up with foam tape on an A2 size piece of black cardstock. I also cut the smallest Framework die from black cardstock and heat embossed my sentiment on that. I added foam squares to everything and popped them in place on my panel.

For finishing touches I added Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the small black bats and glossy accents to Newton’s nose and toe beans. Simple but just a little something.

Finally, I added the whole panel to a white card base and my card is all finished!

Products used today:
Batty Newton stamps and dies
Spooky Roundabout stamps
Framework dies
Foam tape and squares
Distress Oxide Ink – ripe persimmon and wild honey
Wink of Stella glitter brush pen
Glossy accents

Don’t forget to visit the Halloween Products Category at Newton’s Nook Designs and get your favorites for creating cute and spooky Halloween crafts!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

ThermOWeb – Release Day

Happy Friday everyone! We’re super excited to announce release day for new Thermoweb products! There are adhesive transfers, toner card fronts, stamps and dies! Even better yet…they all coordinate together! It’s amazing and so much fun!

To celebrate release we’re having an Instagram hop so be sure to head HERE to join in on the fun and get inspired!

For today’s hop I used the new Oh Hello products…adhesive transfers, toner card fronts, stamps and dies! So fun and so easy to use!

Here’s a closer look to see that the top hello is foiled using the toner card fronts, the middle is stamped and heat embossed and the bottom one was an adhesive transfer that I added deco foil flock to instead of foil. Then, I used the coordinating dies to cut all of the hellos out! The bottom sentiment is part of the toner card front options and is foiled the like the top hello. I used a sentiment strip die in my stash to cut that out.

To round things out I added some fabulous glitz glitter gel to the background with one of my favorite Newton’s Nook stencils – Mugs. I love the yellow with gold against all of the teal sentiments.

Products used today:
Oh Hello stamps, dies, toner card fronts, adhesive transfers and coordinating dies
Glitz glitter gel – gold
Stencil pal
Deco Foil – glass slipper
Deco Foil Flock – teal waters
Foam squares
Ultrabond liquid glue
Pink & Main Sunny Greetings dies – sentiment strip
Pink & Main embossing ink, magic anti-static brush and aquatini embossing powder
Newton’s Nook Mugs stencil

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – We’re All Mad Here

Hello everyone. I’m so glad you’re here today. I have a fun Alice in Wonderland card featuring all Miss Ink Stamps goodies to share with you. Let’s go down the rabbit hole together, shall we?

I had a simple idea in my head so I started right away stamping and coloring the images from Alice with my copic markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out and a little liquid glue to adhere them all together. I backed them with foam squares and switched gears to get inky for my background!

I chose distress oxide inks in blueprint sketch and faded jeans to start out with. I started in the center with faded jeans and the outer edge with blueprint sketch. Then I added the Rabbit Hole stencil over top and added more ink. This didn’t show up like I wanted so I added black soot over the edges and blueprint sketch in the center. I generously sprayed the panel with a distress sprayer for lots of different size droplets and let it dry.

Once it was dry, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in silver. It shows up quite well in the light but isn’t bold and bright like white would be. Then I removed the backing paper from the foam squares and added the images to the lower right corner. I used liquid glue to adhere the panel to a card base next.

For finishing touches I added a little glossy accents to the bottle glass, Alice’s headband, belt and shoes, and Chesh’s nose. Then I glued a generous scattering of Champagne Stardust confetti all over the background.

It takes me a minute to color these images differently than the typical, advertised colors but I love being able to have that control and try new things. Also, keeping the images more pastel against the dark background is really striking and I love it!

Products used today:
Alice stamps
Madness stamps
Rabbit Hole stencil
Champagne Stardust confetti
Liquid glue
Foam squares
Glossy accents
Distress Oxide – black soot, blueprint sketch, faded jeans

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main – Autumn Blessings

Hello crafty friends! So glad you’re here today. I’m sharing this fun fall card over on the Pink & Main blog today. I love that they have the empty snow globe stamps and dies but so many add-ons to create snow globe scenes all year long too!

I started by stamping the empty snow globe image and the cute fox with his wheelbarrow from Fall Snow Globe Scenes and colored them with my copics. After coloring, I stamped a sentiment on the bottom of the snow globe. This helps with potential smearing when blending that section of coloring. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out and added the fox to the snow globe with foam squares.

I wanted a texture filled background so I started with an A2 panel of white cardstock and layered the Leafy stencil over top. I inked it up with red, yellow and brown dye inks using my blending brushes. I removed the stencil and layered a Reverse Scallop Rectangle along with two Wreath Base 2 die cuts – one from kraft and another from vellum.

I layered the snow globe on top of it all with foam tape and wrapped twine around the left side of the panel before adhering it all to a white card base.

Summer is hanging on where I live but I’m very ready for fall so creating cards like this and decorating early have been extra fun!

Products used today:
Fall Snow Globe Scenes stamps and dies
Empty Snow Globe stamps and dies
Reverse Scallop Rectangle dies
Wreath Base 2 dies
Leafy stencil
Ergonomic blending brushes
Foam squares and tape
EZ Squeeze liquid glue

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pretty Pink Posh – Happy Haunting

Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. Today I’m sharing a little more Halloween inspiration using newly release products from Pretty Pink Posh. I seriously can’t get enough of this release and had so much fun creating this card which has a non-traditional color palette and is totally out of my comfort zone.

I stamped and colored one of the main images from Halloween Envelopes with my copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and also cut a black banner using the die included. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on it and popped it up with a foam strip on the envelope.

For the background, I took an A2 panel and one of the Halloween Borders stamps and repeat stamped it in purple, green and orange until it covered the whole section. I placed some post-it tape along the edge and blended distress oxide ink on the top half. I chose salvaged patina, cracked pistachio and a little twisted citron on the top edge. I removed the tape and added the envelope with foam tape.

The top portion looked a little sparse so I went back to the Halloween Envelopes stamps and chose some extra images to stamp, color and die cut. I added all of them with foam squares around the design and I love what they add to it!

For finishing touches I added a line from the envelope to the spider with a fine line black pen, glossy accents to the stars and stardust Stickles to the ghosts.

Isn’t this design so interesting and fun!?! I think so.

Products used today:
Halloween Envelopes stamps and dies
Halloween Borders stamps
Foam squares and tape
Glossy accents
Stickles – stardust
Distress Oxide Ink – salvaged patina, cracked pistachio, twisted citron

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!